2016 MTV EMAs: Nigerian Starboy Wizkid Strikes Gold


Nigerian starboy Wizkid made his fans proud by bagging the Best African Act and Worldwide act trophies at the 2016 MTV EMAs.

Topped only by Justin Bieber, who took home three trophies, Wizkid matched Lady Gaga who won trophies for Best Female and Best Look.

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Wizkid was one of six artists from around the globe who were named as Worldwide Act winners. Other artists on the list include – Shawn Mendes (Canada); Zara Larsson (Sweden); Maluma (Columbia); GOT7 (Korea) and Troye Sivan (Australia).

Justin Bieber, who scored the most silverware at the MTV EMAs last year with five awards, won three this time around. The singer won Best Song for his smash hit Sorry, and also took away the title of Best Canadian Act. In addition, his myriad of ‘Beliebers’ earned him his third trophy of the night, Biggest Fans, in online voting via Twitter and Instagram that closed shortly before the show started.

Meanwhile, Nigerian Starboy Wizkid who was unable to attend the event did send a video shout-out to his fans. He expressed his gratitude through the video.

“I want to say a big thank you to my fans. And My family. And everybody supporting brand Wizkid. God less you.”

2016 MTV EMAs were held in Rotterdam last night, boasting a star-studded audience. Celebrities including Bebe Rexha‚ Jaden Smith and Winnie Harlow were in attendance. As the host of the event, Bebe made sure party-goers had the time of their lives. She made a remarkable grand entrance by crashing through the ceiling.

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Fans went gaga on spotting Jaden Smith on the red carpet where he stopped for some minutes to take pictures.

The 2016 MTV EMAs stage was lit with epic performances from some great artists. The awards were coloured purple this year to honour the late Prince.